Raheem Under Pep Is Of Sterling Quality

Raheem Under Pep Is Of Sterling Quality

Raheem Sterling’s career should be divided into a ‘pre-Guardiola’ and ‘post-Guardiola’ phase to just understand the extent to which he has improved under Manchester City’s freshly appointed manager. Sterling has been remarkably brilliant for City so far. He has scored two goals and three assists in his four appearances, and he can break through the toughest of defences, with an average 3.7 dribbles per game. In fact, those might be the best numbers of the tournament at this point. There …
Portugal v France | The Final Preview

Portugal v France | The Final Preview

France lock horns with Portugal in the capital in a bid to win the prestigious European Championships in home soil for the second time in their history. Didier Deschamps' Blues have so far been riding on a wave of support from a nation with a long and rich history of footballing tradition, more recently suffered two national tragedies involving incidents of terror. The national team however as been a source of pride for the fans giving them a sense of …
Five Euro 2016 Players Premier League Clubs Should Target

Five Euro 2016 Players Premier League Clubs Should Target

International tournaments are a great shop window and players realise that. Although it is important not to place too much stock into performances at tournaments like Euro 2016, they can provide the final details that clubs need to know about targets. They are great for showing how players deal with big matches especially. This tournament hasn't been the best for free-flowing football, instead providing some excellent tactical battles. The following five players have impressed me and I feel they would …
Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview | Germany vs France

Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview | Germany vs France

It feels like the Euro 2016 started only a short while back, and yet, we are at the face of the semi-finals already! The match is expected to be an epic clash as the home team takes on the world champions Germany. France shocked fans and critics alike with their stellar performance against the dark-horse team Iceland. Winning 5-2, they have certainly sent out a strong message to Germany. And backed by the passionate fans, France might just snatch a …
Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

Wales vs Portugal Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

This bracket was always going to give a chance to many sides to get deep into the competition. Wales and Portugal have benefited from avoiding the likes of Italy, Spain, Germany and France. Although that isn't to take away from the achievements of both nations, who will firmly believe that they have a chance of lifting the European Championships next weekend. They will both take great confidence from the triumphs of Greece and Denmark in this competition. Neither side is …
The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

The Aftermath of England's and Hodgson's Euro 2016 Exit

For the second time in a week, England have managed an ignominious exit from Europe and Roy Hodgson, much like the hapless politicians, oversaw it without any cohesive plan. The humiliating defeat to Iceland was Hodgson’s final act as England manager and summed up his handling of this tournament. Yes, England did not have the best squad of players heading into Euro 2016, despite the hype, and their ceiling was probably a semi-final at best, but the way they were …
Marko Pjaca: Strengths and Weaknesses of Liverpool Target

Marko Pjaca: Strengths and Weaknesses of Liverpool Target

Jurgen Klopp is working overtime to ensure that he has the right mix of players to make this Liverpool side a formidable unit for seasons to come. The club has already acquired the services of goalkeeper Loris Karius and defender Joel Matip, both from German clubs and is believed to be in advanced stages of negotiation with Southampton for Sadio Mane. However, if reports from the Gazzetta dello Sport are to be believed, the club is also in the race …
Portugal and Croatia Providing Some Premier League Food for Thought

Portugal and Croatia Providing Some Premier League Food for Thought

Croatia have, without doubt, been one of the best teams to watch at Euro 2016, so I was quite looking forward to their match with Portugal, especially considering some of the talent on show. It has to be said there was an array of gifted players on both sides and in particular, a plethora of midfielders to admire. But, what are the chances of us seeing any of them on a regular basis in the Premier League? The likes of …
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